The major minerals are the six dietary minerals your body needs in the largest amounts. They’re necessary for many processes in your body, especially fluid balance, maintenance of bones and teeth, muscle contractions, and nervous system function.
As long as you eat a healthy balanced diet you should be getting enough of these essential nutrients, but they’re also available as dietary supplements. Here’s a look at the major minerals, what they do and which foods you need to eat to get them into your diet.
Excerpted from verywell.com